Severe Weather Warning

Posted by Nelson Tasman Civil Defence on 22 February 2012

 

 From 11am Wednesday (22/2) morning it has been forecast up to 250mm of rain to fall over 24 hours in the in Golden Bay Ranges with intensities of 25-35 mm/hr.

 In the same period it has been forecast for the Richmond Ranges to receive a total of 150mm  with intensities of 25-35 mm/hr.

 While not high rainfall totals, the potential for the high intensities could cause some issues, especially in already affected areas. The moist northerly rain is most likely to effect the following catchments: Takaka, Riwaka, Motueka, Wairoa, and the Maitai.

 The Nelson Tasman Civil Defence Emergency Management team and Tasman District Council hydrologists are monitoring the situation closely throughout the period.

 FOR THE LATEST WEATHER AND FORECAST CHARTS PLEASE GO TO http://metservice.com

  To view Rainfall and River levels throughout the region go to either;

 http://www.tasman.govt.nz/environment/water/rivers/river-flow

or http://www.tasman.govt.nz/environment/water/rainfall